In essence more stupidity, is the correct answer.
Firstly this weekend 29th November, sees the first of a 3 round Winter Endurance MTB series from those great folks at Gorrick, they keep coming up with goods and I keep turning up.
So with some training under the belt this time and only 4hrs to survive, I should be more interested than what I presently am, but I am sure that will change and I will start to get excited and prepared mentally. The body is still under done and the loss of a full race the other week has left me with less race pace than expected.
It will also be a good test for PhxMet products and see if they can keep me going at full tilt for 4hrs. guess I should also check there are still places available.
Then in some blatant stupidity I agreed to join a very skilled climbing friend Rob in a Dry Tolling Comp in Scotland on the 5th December. (See here: http://www.mcofs.org.uk/scottish-tooling-series.asp ). I think my position in the comp will be court jester but lets see what happens. This will be my first climbing comp and I am actually really looking forward to this. I have even been training (on the chalk), so this is a good motivation sign for the winter antics.
If I am lucky I should do better than expected and I am sure I will have loads of fun. The bonus is that the Scottish weather is looking cold and snowy so we might be able to steal a winter route or two while we are there. Fingers crossed.
Will report again after the race this weekend.